Christmas mini sessions available to book now!

Mini sessions, Portraits
robin christmas mini session

We all need to make the most of the build up to Christmas this year after enduring everything 2020 has thrown at us! So why not get the kids dressed up and get some beautiful new portraits to send to family and friends, make Christmas cards or just because you want them for yourself haha!!

The 2 set ups this year are detailed backdrops and far less props to make it safer and easily cleaned between sessions. Props that will be available for the bright white snowy backdrop a sledge for the little one to sit on and 3 giant gold baubles for them to play with! And with the vintage outdoor window backdrop a lamppost, crates to sit on and a robin to hold.

Available dates so far…

17th & 18th October

5th, 7th, 8th November

I may add later dates depending on the local lockdown situations. My Christmas mini sessions will be held in my home studio in Dudley so fully open with no restrictions at present! Yay!

£75 includes 5 digital images and a snowflake photo tree decoration!

-Suitable for children sitting confidently unaided or with siblings able to old them safely.

-Max 3 children

-20 minute session

-10 digital images to choose from in an online gallery

-Option to purchase more digitals, prints or gifts

-£25 deposit to book a slot, £50 balance to be paid on the day

snowy scene christmas mini session

**Covid guidelines for your mini session**

-Where possible only one adult per child to attend

-You will be asked to remove shoes at the door 

-Hands sanitiser to be used on entry to my studio space 

-Masks to be worn by all adults for the duration of the shoot

-Minimal props to be used that are easily wipeable before the next session 

-White backdrop floor used is again cleaned between sessions

-Session limited to 20 minutes, leaving 40 minutes between for me to clean and air room.

-Please bring child in there outfit ready to shoot the white backdrop first and then wintery coats, hats, etc can be added to change it up for the outdoor scene.

-I may bring in use of a temperature gun on entry should I feel the need at the time.

-Please get in touch if you or anyone attending has any symptoms in the 5 days before your booking and I will postpone your session to a more suitable date. Likewise I would never work if I or a member of my household was ill.

-In the event of a local lockdown I will look to rearrange if that is not possible then a refund of the £25 deposit will be issued.

Christmas photo shoot dudley vintage outdoor scene
christmas mini session dudley west midlands

Missed out on a newborn photo shoot due to the lockdown? Read on to see your session options….

Newborn photography, Portraits, Sitter session

Firstly well done all you new mommy’s for getting through the most magical and yet stressful time in your life without the help of family and friends by your side!! I truly can’t imagine what that must be like. But you can do this, mommy’s will always soldier on <3

If you had already looked into booking a newborn photography session then you will probably know that the best time to get those beautiful curled up sleepy shots is within the first 2 weeks of babies life, i usually offer mine til baby is 4 weeks old.

So what happens if you missed this timeframe due to the current unprecedented situation we find ourselves in??

There are 2 options depending on when we can get up and running again.

1. Take babies images ASAP

Be that 6 weeks, 12 weeks or even 5 months old you can get beautiful images of your baby and even get a few smiles thrown in too!

Unfortunately we may not get those posed newborn shots and we will get less variation in images, but with their big wide eyes and beautiful smiles will still make for a stunning gallery and would still include parent, sibling and family photo’s as required.

2. Wait until baby is sitting confidently, around 6-9 months

I absolutely LOVE sitter sessions, it one of my favourite ages to photograph! Your tiny newborn is now a chunky baby, sat up all oh so very proud of themselves. There smiles and interaction melt my heart! I usually go with 2/3 set ups for sitters and have a range of vintage style outfits that you can use along with a collection of simple props.

Again sibling and family photo’s can be included if required and we would book in around baby’s nap times to make sure we capture your little one at their happiest!

Both of these sessions would be priced as ‘Sitter Sessions’ please check HERE for pricing. Make sure to like and follow my Facebook and Instagram pages for some great re-opening deals too!

If you would like to get in as ASAP once the restrictions are lifted then please get in touch by either using the contact page above or FB/ Instagram message to let me know babies details and I can add you to my priority list.

#Stayhome #Staysafe and look forward to seeing you all on the other side…

Trudy xx

Cake Smash Sessions – What to expect!

Cake Smash, Portraits

So its coming up to your little ones first birthday, you’re considering a cake smash but your not sure what to expect, whether they will enjoy it or indeed behave or what you get for your money?? So heres an insight into a full cake smash session for you!

So where do we start? Each cake smash is different and is fully tailored to your taste whether that be something you’ve seen me do before or something a little different we between us will make a decision on what kind of colours/theme you would like for your little one. You can book a time to suit you depending on their naps etc to make sure they are at there happiest for there shoot. Firstly we will get some beautifully natural, timeless portraits of them which can take around 20 mins and usually amounts to 10 edited images for the gallery.

Then you can get them changed into there smash outfit (which you can bring along or i can supply depending what you want to go for) while i set up the backdrop and get out the cake to let the fun begin! I find shorts, rompers, dungarees and tutu’s are most popular and really are cute.

This Mamma wanted pastel rainbow colours so this is what we decided on…

We’ll get a pic with the backdrop and hopefully one with an intact cake lol before letting them free to get messy and eat! Don’t worry if they don’t seem too interested with spoons, balloons and some gentle encouragement they all soon get going. This usually lasts around 30 mins. And if they are polite with their cake, you can take the rest home too! You will be sent a gallery link within 1-3 weeks where you can view your professionally edited images.

As a mom myself I hate hidden costs, and A LOT of studio’s unfortunately offer free sessions with horrendous prices afterwards, thats why i always show my pricing in full with no surprises.

Included is the yummy cake, ALL images on USB and 3 10×8 mounted prints of your choice for the package price £269. Pay just £50 deposit to secure your session. You can get in touch using the contact page above and have these memories up in on your walls for years to come!

priory park ruins dudley wedding registry office photography

Kel and Neil – Dudley Registry Office, Priory Park

Wedding photography

Kel and Neil originally asked me to photograph their wedding quite some time ago but the arrival of their second child postponed it first time round until July this year when they finally tied the knot at Dudley Registry Office.

As I was only photographing the ceremony, group shots and portraits I had a short amount of time to also get the bride and groom up to the stunning ruins and rose gardens to make the most of the park the registry office sits in.

For smaller weddings like this I charge an hourly rate. You can use the contact page above to get in touch for a personalised quote!

haden hill house wedding photography

Sian and Adam – Haden Hill House

wedding photography

When Sian got in touch to enquire about me photographing her wedding I was made up! I take my girls to the park in which Haden Hill House is situated all the time and they absolutely love it! Running through the woods and landscaped gardens and walking across the stone walls, often roaming around the house (which is also a museum) and feeding the ducks and squirrels.

On the big day itself Sian impressively did her own hair and make up and arrived in style in a vintage car. After entering the ceremony room to the star wars theme (can you spot the ring bearers??) with her beautiful ball gown dress just squeezing into the room which cosily holds 35 guests, Sian and Adam became Mr and Mrs Jones in front of close family and friends!

Inside the house itself, during the drinks reception we we’re able to make the most of the huge wooden staircase and windows and the many rooms for some bridal portraits and candid photos too.

Unfortunately on the day we couldn’t make it around a lot of the beautiful park due to the weather, or should i say torrential rain, but luckily we got outside for an hour or so which was long enough to capture some great shots of the new Mr and Mrs Jones and their nearest and dearest. And look at those beautiful autumn colours!

They continued the party at the Wilson Hall in Colley gate and what a party it was!

Here’s a peak at some of their gallery…

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Leanne and Liam – Himley Hall, Dudley

Wedding photography

What a stunning venue for a summer wedding, and one that is quite familiar to me having been a bridesmaid here twice before for my brother and best friend! Himley Hall is a 18th century grade II listed country house which was once home to the Earl of Dudley and is now the perfect setting for getting hitched with its beautifully landscaped park perfect for photo’s.

Leanne and Liam went for a classic and elegant style with a laid back feel. Liam’s team supplied the blue and white colour theme and Leanne chose beautiful lilies as her main flower. With glorious sunshine all day it flowed from the ceremony and drinks to the VERY funny yet emotional speeches (thanks to Liam and his 2 best men) to a full on PARTY!

Thank you for letting me be a small part of your big day!

If you are getting married at Himley Hall or would like to discuss another venue with me please use the contact page above to get in touch.

Here’s a small selection of their gallery….